According to The Hermit Crab Patch, hermit crabs are omnivorous scavengers. In captivity, they can be fed a range of plant and meat varieties, but the size of their meals needs to be properly adjusted to their size, according to PawNation.
Mango, pawpaw, fresh or dried coconut, bananas, apples, pineapple, strawberries, melons, grapes and raisins are suitable food for hermit crabs. They can also be fed vegetables such as leafy green lettuce varieties, spinach, watercress, carrots and broccoli. Apart from fruit, the meals of hermit crabs can include freeze-dried shrimp, poultry, fish-food flakes and strips of bark and leaves from deciduous trees.Learn More
According to Elle Di Jensen at Paw Nation, a female hermit crab lays between 800 and 50,000 eggs at a time. This number depends on her size, with larger ones laying more and smaller ones laying fewer.Full Answer >
According to the Seattle Aquarium, there are over 500 different species of hermit crabs around the world. In spite of what their name implies, hermit crabs are not solitary animals and can usually be found in groups of a hundred or more in the wild.Full Answer >
Hermit crabs use their shells to hide from predators like seagulls, larger crabs, sea stars and snailfish. These animals are at their most vulnerable when they leave one shell for another, which they must do as they grow because their shells do not grow with them. However, some predators can either bite through the hard shell or pull the crab out and eat it.Full Answer >
Crabs usually eat algae. Crabs are omnivorous, meaning that they will eat both plants and other animals for sustenance.Full Answer >